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Jun 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Mark Boal and Todd Field are writing competing projects about the controversial figure who spent five years in captivity, though Berghdal's life rights are still up for grabs. A pair of competing films centered on U.S. Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl are in the works less than three weeks after he was ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: President Barack Obama announced late Monday that he plans to deploy approximately 275 troops to Iraq who will “provide support and security for U.S. personnel and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.” “The force is deploying for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property, if necessary, and is equipped for combat,” Obama ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Washington (AFP) - A US warship entered the Persian Gulf on Monday carrying hundreds of marines and Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in case they are needed to protect Americans in Iraq, the Pentagon said. "Its presence in the Gulf adds to that of other US naval ships already there -- including the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WNCN: News, Weather FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The new head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs visited the VA medical center in Fayetteville Thursday, and acknowledged his department has systemic problems that must be addressed. But acting VA secretary Sloan Gibson also defended the efforts of the VA, which faced a withering audit earlier this week. "This idea of, ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering sending a small number of American special forces soldiers to Iraq in an urgent attempt to help the government in Baghdad slow the nation's rampant Sunni insurgency, U.S. officials said Monday. While President Barack Obama has explicitly ruled out putting U.S. troops into direct combat in Iraq, the ...

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Jun 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Judicial Watch: The Obama administration has not identified Ft. Bliss in Texas as an illegal immigrant processing/holding location yet busloads have arrived at the El Paso military base in the last few days, a high-level inside source tells Judicial Watch. A hangar on the Biggs Army Airfield is quietly being used by the Department ...

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Jun 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered an aircraft carrier moved into the Gulf on Saturday, readying it in case Washington decides to pursue a military option after insurgents overwhelmed a string of Iraqi cities this week and threatened Baghdad. "The order will provide the Commander-in-Chief additional flexibility should military options be required ...

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Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from MILITARY TIMES: Veterans of the Iraq War and their families are watching with dismay and alarm as Sunni insurgents overrun large swaths of Iraq, including cities like Mosul, where hundreds of U.S. troops died. “I completely disagreed with the decision to walk away from Iraq,” said former Army Sgt. Kenneth Mancanares. “Now, to be ...

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Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NY POST: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty after he completes medical treatment for being held captive for five years by the Taliban, Army officials said Friday. “The goal of reintegration is to return a soldier to duty,” said Colonel Bradley Poppen, a psychologist who will be treating the 28-year-old Idaho native ...

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Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, while held prisoner in Afghanistan, was locked in solitary confinement for two straight years and did not see another human face for that entire time, senior Defense officials with knowledge of his "reintegration process" told Fox News. Officials said Bergdahl, during that period, only talked to his ...

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Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Alison Spann was just a kid when her father became the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan. The recent college graduate was shocked to learn the man behind her father's death was freed from Guantanamo Bay. Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Alison Spann was just 9 when she learned her father, a U.S. Marine-turned CIA ...

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Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WEEKLY STANDARD: All options are not on the table as President Obama figures out how to deal with the ongoing situation in Iraq. The president promised not to send U.S. troops back "into combat in Iraq." "We will not be sending U.S. forces back into combat in Iraq but I have asked my national ...

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Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

The plane carrying Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl arrives in San Antonio, Texas, on June 13. (Photo: Photo: Kens5.com) WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, returned to the United States early Friday to continue his medical treatment. A Pentagon spokesman, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, ...

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Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Black Sphere: Bikers are on their way to Mexico to do what the government won’t: free a Marine. John Harrington of Shield Tactical is leading this cause, as his plan is to go to Mexico where Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is being kept for making a wrong turn, and declaring his lawful U.S. weapons. Let’s ...

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Jun 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WFB: Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) addressed the violent insurgency taking over Iraq in a speech Thursday, urging the U.S. to help fight the terrorists who seek to make it a “safe haven.” “Now those gains seem to have evaporated almost overnight, but the most concerning long-term aspect of this is that in this ...

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Jun 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY CALLER: The Obama administration knew about allegations of secret waiting lists at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as early as 2010, The Daily Caller has learned. The current VA scandal involving secret waiting lists that led to preventable veteran deaths at the Phoenix VA Medical Center claimed the scalp of Obama-appointed former ...

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Jun 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NBC NEWS: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to fly back to the United States early Friday, NBC News has learned. Two senior defense officials say the freed Taliban prisoner will arrive at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio sometime after midnight local time. Bergdahl will not make any public appearances during Phase 3 ...

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Jun 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s claim that no members of the U.S. military are “left behind” does not seem to hold true for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine arrested by Mexican authorities on April 1 on weapons charges. When asked about the exchange of Bowe Bergdahl for five ...

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Jun 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Tuesday allowing veterans to seek private health care to avoid the backlogs at Veterans Affairs facilities. "The news about VA's delays in care crisis just keeps getting worse," said Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., who introduced the bill. "It's unfortunate I have to introduce legislation to address this problem, because ...

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Jun 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE WIRE: Bowe Bergdahl's armed forces troubles started in 2006, when he was discharged from the Coast Guard for "psychological reasons," leading to the question: How did he end up in the Army? One explanation is that not many people wanted to fight in the Iraq War. When Bergdahl enlisted in 2008, the ...

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